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Sloppy and the kidnappers

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The shy, little girl from Mzimhlophe

Mara Louw always runs onto the stage. She greets people in Xhosa, Zulu, Tswana, Pedi and English. She wants to be everybody’s friend. The...

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Mpumelelo Gamede fights back

Mpumelelo Gamede runs in 10 kilo­metre races. He finishes last every time. But he does not care. He only wants to finish. Mpumelelo runs...

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On the mines

An old miner once said: “Working in the mines is a painful thing. When you go down into the earth, you are not sure that you will come...

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Rubberman

One cold, wet Saturday afternoon nearly eight years ago, little Norman Thokoane went to the movies. Norman was a lonely, sad kid. He had...

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Letters from our readers 1983 No 3

Dear Learn and Teach Thank you for your magazine. Can you please tell me more about learning groups. Maria Mogangane KENSINGTON Thanks...

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The old pirate

Everybody in Orlando East knows the Old Pirate. They know his old, bumpy face. They know his crooked smile. And they all know his old...

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The child killer

Little Nomsa Sibisi got sick one night. She had a ‘running stomach’. And she was vomiting a lot. The sickness is called ‘Gastro –...